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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 10-10-2011, 06:41 PM Thread Starter
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Is her head too small?

Like, seriously. Maybe it's just me......but Alex's head seems small compared to her body. She's just about 16 months old, so I know she can still fill out a little more (as she's seeming to do every day) but her head won't get any larger, will it? I know she's petite....but her head just seems abnormally small to me!

Oh, and she DID just get a bath before these pictures were taken - so that could be why her head looks small.




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She looks beautiful! Her head seems fine to me. Molly is petite, some say she is too small for a GSD(she is only 56lbs, perfectly normal for female GSDs).

Your girl looks fine to me.

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She has a very feminine head. In the first picture it does look a little off, but the second picture looks fine. Is she spayed? The head does continue to grow as they mature, but not as noticeably in females I think as in males.

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post #4 of 15 (permalink) Old 10-10-2011, 07:50 PM Thread Starter
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She looks beautiful! Her head seems fine to me. Molly is petite, some say she is too small for a GSD(she is only 56lbs, perfectly normal for female GSDs).

Your girl looks fine to me.
Thank you! Yeah, Alex is about 55-56lbs now, too, and I often get the 'she seems too small to be a GSD.' Thanks for the reassurance about her head size, too!

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She has a very feminine head. In the first picture it does look a little off, but the second picture looks fine. Is she spayed? The head does continue to grow as they mature, but not as noticeably in females I think as in males.
Yeah, she's spayed. I'm hoping that because her ears are still a little big that her head will fill out a tiny bit before she finally finishes growing. Thank you for the reassurance, as well Makes me feel much better about my baby!

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Her head does look proportionately small... perhaps because of the hair on her neck being all fluffed out? Pretty girl anyhow!
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Her head does look proportionately small... perhaps because of the hair on her neck being all fluffed out? Pretty girl anyhow!
Agreed ......... especially if she is fluffed out.
Don't worry about it. My dog is a 'girlie' dog too. Females have smaller heads (usually). If they don't they are called doggy bitches, which isn't a bad thing either. She is very pretty and I'm sure you love her just the way she is.
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Hrmmm...I think it is her dark mask...she does have a petite face, but I think the darkness of the mask emphasizes the petiteness of her. She is still young so she can still change some.
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Your dog is drop dead gorgeous! Her head is very exotic looking. And yes it will get bigger with age even as a female. She also has a very long fluffy looking neck which makes her head appear smaller but I think it is an optical illusion.
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Thanks guys Yeah, I love her regardless of what she looks like, but I was just noticing today that her head looked somewhat small and wanted to know if it was just me or if her head really was somewhat disproportionate compared to her body.

Good to know that she may grow a little more, and that her long neck may cause it to be an optical illusion. Isn't it funny the things you don't notice sometimes because you see your babies every day?

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